There is a wealth of knowledge available at every MECHANEX Show. Industry experts are on hand to give you the latest information on trends, best practice and the latest legislation. All seminars at MECHANEX are free to attend and there is no need to pre-book, just turn up on the day. Come along to see all the latest industry developments, problem solving techniques and new-to-range products that will keep your garages competitive.

2018 EVENTCITY MANCHESTER

SEMINAR TIMETABLE

MECHANEX SEMINAR THEATRE

Don’t miss the headline technical and business seminars on the main stage

DAY 1 – TUESDAY 15TH MAY (LATE NIGHT)

15:00 – THE BETTER BUSINESS WITH ANDY SAVVA

Key tips for improving productivity and profitability in the workshop

16:30 – PRACTICAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES WITH JOSH JONES

Vehicle troubleshooting and fault finding in today’s aftermarket

17:30 – EV & PHEV WITH STEVE CARTER

Keeping up with the pace of change and getting to grips with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles

19:00 – TALK OF THE TRADE

New for 2018, this ‘open forum’, featuring Andy Savva , Steve Carter and the IMI, is aimed at encouraging visitors to join the debate and have their say on a variety of industry topics. Got something to say? Don’t be shy!

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 16TH MAY

11:00 – EV & PHEV WITH STEVE CARTER

Keeping up with the pace of change and getting to grips with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles

12:30 – PRACTICAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES WITH JOSH JONES

Vehicle troubleshooting and fault finding in today’s aftermarket

13:15 – THE BETTER BUSINESS WITH ANDY SAVVA

Key tips for improving productivity and profitability in the workshop

ON-STAND PRESENTATIONS

DISCOVERING BREMBO

Discovering Brembo will take the participants through a picture of Brembo’s world, examining the key aspects of the different product ranges and exploring the evolution and development of the braking system.

Day 1 – 16:00/19:00
Brembo Chrono Race 16:30/19:30

Day 2 – 11:00/14:30
Brembo Chrono Race 11:30/15:00

TIMING BELT DRIVE SYSTEMS

Best practise timing and auxiliary belt replacement with Dayco’s UK technical manager, Glen Goldstone (Running throughout both days of the show)

COMMON FITMENT ISSUES

NTN SNR will cover common issues found when fitting wheel bearings, auxiliary tensioners and strut top mountings

Day 1 – 15:30/18:00/19:30

Day 2  – 11:00/13:00/15:00

INTRODUCTION TO TECHMAN

Online demonstration of the features and benefits of TechMan (Demos taking place at quarter to the hour all day)

AUTOFRONTAL / ADAS

Hickleys will be running two seminars throughout both days of the show.
Autofrontal – learn how Autofrontal could benefit your business. 

ADAS – This regular seminar will detail the opportunity for garages, the systems that require calibration, the calibration methods and the equipment packages it can offer.

DAY 1
Autofrontal – 14:30/16:30/18:30
ADAS – 15:30/17:30/19:30

DAY 2
ADAS – 11:00/13:00/15:00
Autofrontal – 12:00/14:00

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DPFS

Ceramex will be looking at all things DPF, from soot and ash accumulation to understanding your customer’s drive cycle

DAY 1
15:30/19:00

DAY 2
12:00/14:30

BATTERY MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW

Rotronics will be giving you the chance to find out more about how its range of products and services are improving vehicle reliability and workshop maintenance across the automotive industry. The company will be discussing battery facts and figures, incorporating pro-active approaches to smarter battery maintenance, and how to get the most out of your batteries (15 minute runtime)

DAY 1
11:00/12:00/13:00/14:00/15:00

DAY 2
15:00/16:00/17:00/18:00/19:00

BEST PRACTICE BELT REPLACEMENT

Tim Adams of Schaeffler REPXPERT, will be taking an audience through best practice belt replacement.

DAY 1
15:00/16:30/18:30

DAY 2
11:00/12:30/14:30

TECHNICAL PRODUCT TRAINING

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) will be providing on-stand technical product training for it’s range of products throughout both days.

DAY 1
15:00/16:00/17:00/18:00/19:00

DAY 2
11:00/12:00/13:00/14:00/15:00

ON-STAND DEMONSTRATIONS

Running throughout both days of the show

ABSOLUTE ALIGNMENT

Learn about the profit potential of four wheel alignment on your workshops with live demonstrations of its 3D wheel aligner

CONTINENTAL

VDO will demonstrate how the Autodiagnos Check service tool is perfect for any mechanic and how its TPMS Pro tool can locate a faulty sensor, replace it and reconfigure a new sensor in no time

FAHER

Demonstrations on the effects of friction and how it can be reduced by up to 90%

BUTTS OF BAWTRY

Demonstrations of its spring compressors and wheel alignment machines

KNIPEX

Demonstrations of a selection of tools within its product range

NTN SNR

Live talks and demonstrations on how to correctly reset a hydraulic tensioner and other general fitting tips